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FOX News
Jan 8, 2013 8:00am PST
and three other americans. a suspect that case was just freed. why? >>> senator chuck hagel's nomination as defense secretary getting support from an unlikely source. why iran says it stands behind him. >>> a gruesome murder time. the woman accused of brutally killing her boyfriend says they acted in self-defense. will the jury buy it or could she end up on death row? it's all "happening now." jenna: we have a lot of news to get to today including these brand new developments in the benghazi terror investigation. glad you're with us everybody, i'm jenna lee. jon: and i'm john scott. one of the suspects in custody from the deadly attack on our consulate in libya is free now. he was conditionally released by tunisian authorities because of lack of evidence. his release is considered a blow into the investigation into the september 11th attack that killed our ambassador to libya and those three other americans. greg palkot is following the story live from london. this suspect, greg, what can you tell us about him? >> reporter: john, he is a tunisian arrested in turkey in october. he just le
FOX News
Jan 7, 2013 8:00am PST
republicans and democrats, in terms of the choice of chuck hagel for defense secretary is essentially remarks that he made when he was in the senate about israel. in 2006 he gave an interview tomorrow toer middle east envoy aaron david miller. hagel said the following. >> the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up there. i'm a united states senator. i'm a united states senator. >> reporter: hagel favors direct talks with iran and as well as hamas. and he was one of two senators to vote against sanctioning iran. >> he consistently advocated weakness with respect to our enemies, with respect to the nation of iran. he has opposed sanctions over and over again and the job of the secretary of defense is to be a serious, credible strength and deterrent and, unfortunately i think weakness in a secretary of defense invites could not flick because bulllies don't respect weakness. >> reporter: his defenders point out that chuck hagel valiantly in vietnam. he received two purple hearts there. knows what war is all about but his critics pipt out that was against the surge in iraq
FOX News
Jan 9, 2013 8:00am PST
nomination like chuck hagel, which is fairly controversial, nonetheless is sure to be a winner for him because he's got the power of the presidency at a moment when he feels, you know, it is never going to be more powerful for him and in the rest of the second term. jon: i made that observation the other day because chuck hagel is not popular among some, even in the republican party. so the president gets to look bipartisan by nominating a republican, but it's a republican who doesn't enjoy widespread support or at least unanimous support from members of his own party. >> well, you know, you touched on something among the political pros in washington is much, a point of much conversation. you know he had challenged mitch mcconnell for leadership post while he was in the senate. so mcconnell doesn't have a whole lot of love for him. don't forget, he endorsed john kerry in that nebraska senate race that recently went to a republican. so people don't, of course he was opposed to the war. he opposed the surge in iraq. so the bush administration folks, again they don't have a whole lot
FOX News
Jan 14, 2013 8:00am PST
. what has chuck hagel indicated he would cut going forward? >> reporter: first of all, heather it may not be up to hagel himself as defense secretary if he gets through the confirmation hearing. it will be up to congress. you still have sequestration, which is the $500 billion of cuts over 10 years that are looming. the deadline for that has been moved to march 1st but what hagel has said in the past and i will quote here, in september 2011, hagel told "the financial times" that the defense department was bloated, adding the pentagon needs to be pared down. i don't think our military really looked at themselves strategically, critically in a long time. clearly he wants to cut but so did secretary fates and did secretary panetta when they were both here at the defense department. right now the u.s. is spending about $85 billion a year on the war in afghanistan. 66,000 troops are there right now. the talk now is going down to 3 to 6,000 troops. what would that mean in terms of cost savings? it would take the war cost there in afghanistan down to about 6 or $12 billion. so there coul
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